Jan. 15, 2022

narrowleaf Indian breadroot, Pediomelum linearifolium

Arapohoe gatherers would have been glad to see these flowers waving in the wind. They would have dug the roots, ground the tubers into flour, and made some bread. I was happy to see them too, waving in the prairie wind. But shooting them was another matter. To stop the motion a very fast shutter speed was required. That meant sacrificing pixels. So maybe you should look at this one on your phone. On a larger screen it will look kind of grainy. You might see these waving in the prairie winds in CO, KS, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, or WY. Sedgwick Co CO, 6/25/13. Bean family, Fabaceae.